She’s getting real about the rumors, y’all. Vicki Gunvalson, who is currently filming Real Housewives of Orange County, spoke with Life & Style exclusively about the accusations that the Bravo TV star is only getting married to stay on the series.
“Well you know, how many people have gotten married while they’re filming a reality show? I don’t have to do anything to secure my spot,” the 57-year-old said. “This is my reality. Tamra [Judge] got married six years in, did they say that about her?”
For the longtime reality star, it really hurts that people would assume she’s making big life choices solely based on her show and not what’s in her heart.
“You know, it’s just ridiculous. It makes me upset that they don’t think we have a quality relationship enough or that I don’t deserve to be married,” she continued. “All these other people that have gotten married on reality TV shows, do they say it’s because they want to secure their spot? No, it’s because that’s what happening in their lives. People make up stuff just to make it up.”
At the end of the day, Vic is confident in her decision — especially in the fact that it was a good choice for her.
“I don’t care what people think, but I know the facts. I don’t do things for a reality TV show. I do things for what’s important in my life,” she explained. “I filmed this show for 14 years and they’re filming my reality, so I don’t understand who would ever say that? They’re just mean. I don’t get it.”
Back in February, the fake wedding rumors started circulating after whispers of the blonde beauty possibly being demoted for the next season of the hit show. But when Vicki and her longtime boyfriend, Steve Lodge, actually got engaged on April 26, the rumors piled on even more. As per those original rumors, she allegedly agreed to get engaged to her man in order to keep her spot — an allegation Vicki maintains is false.
Either way, this duo has been together for a while and they clearly adore each other. We’re pretty excited for them to tie the knot. Congrats, you guys!
With reporting by Diana Cooper.